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PM Harper Threatens Retaliation in COOL Meat Labeling Battle

Posted March 16, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reiterating that Canada is prepared to retaliate in an ongoing trade war with the United States over country of origin meat-labelling (COOL) rules.

Speaking with rural leaders in Saskatoon March 12, Harper said that retaliation will become essential at some point in the dispute.

“We are prepared to retaliate at a point in time,” the prime minister told the audience. “Obviously we don’t want to retaliate in a way that would endanger our wider trade interests, but I will say that at some, point retaliation becomes essential.”

Harper did not take questions from reporters. Click here to read more.